Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release
September 29, 2014
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150

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Palm Beach County Man Sentenced For More Than $9,000 of Medicaid Fraud

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi today announced that Judge Charles J. Roberts, Brevard Circuit Court, sentenced Richard Day to two years in prison, three years of probation, and $9,200 in restitution for Medicaid fraud. The case was prosecuted by Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution. While employed at MTS Health Services, LLC, a Brevard County nursing home, Day used a forged mental health counseling license causing more than $9,000 of fraudulent billing to the Medicaid program.

Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigated complaints regarding Day’s unlicensed counseling practice. The Department of Health had previously investigated Day and revoked his license for failing to disclose that he had two prior criminal convictions from Georgia, including a conviction for sexually assaulting a former patient.

The Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigates and prosecutes fraud involving providers that intentionally defraud the state's Medicaid program through fraudulent billing practices. Medicaid fraud essentially steals from Florida's taxpayers. From Jan. 2011 to Aug. 2014, Attorney General Bondi's MFCU has obtained more than $460 million in settlements and judgments. Additionally, the MFCU investigates allegations of patient abuse, neglect, and exploitation in facilities receiving payments under the Medicaid program.